The Ausable River Association (AsRA) and three regional Rotary Clubs are partnering to host an Ausable River cleanup on Saturday, April 23rd, and are seeking volunteers from the community. This year, The Rotary Club of the Au Sable Valley and Lake Placid Rotary Club will focus on roadways and riverbanks in the Lake Placid, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, and Keene Communities. The Plattsburgh Rotary Club is hosting a simultaneous cleanup event in and around Ausable Point near Peru. [Read more…] about Volunteers Needed for Annual Ausable River Cleanup On Saturday
The governing boards of the Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation and the Ausable River Association have announced plans for a merger. The merger is hoped to advance their shared goal of deploying critical field and laboratory science in the Adirondack Park to inform the protection of waterways, lands, and air for the benefit of all stakeholders. [Read more…] about Adirondack Lake Survey Explores Merger with Ausable River Association
The Ausable River Association (AsRA) and the Town of Wilmington are collaborating on winter road conditions cameras. The cameras will offer live streams of road conditions and can be viewed by town employees, residents, and visitors of the Ausable River watershed. The effort supports the Randy Preston Road Salt Reduction Act and AsRA’s Salt Use Reduction Initiative. [Read more…] about Ausable Watershed Live Stream Cameras Being Installed
The Ausable River Association (AsRA) and the Rotary Club of the Au Sable Valley, in partnership with Rotary Club of Lake Placid, One Tree Planted, Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and Adirondack Riverwalking, have announced an Ausable River clean-up set for Saturday, April 24th. [Read more…] about Local Groups Planning Ausable River Clean Up
the master alchemists
would do no better
the torrent in this river
lets go of me
like an invisible spell
The institution of a permit system at the Ausable Club’s Adirondack Mountain Reserve surprised and confused some hikers and would-be hikers. Many didn’t realize that third most popular High Peaks Wilderness Area access point, through the Club’s lands in the Upper Ausable Valley, was privately owned.
A similar situation holds at the Johns Brook Valley, another popular access point just northwest. That area is owned by the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), it faces similar parking challenges and is just as susceptible to a future permit system. [Read more…] about Adirondack Park Permits: Could Johns Brook Valley Be Next? Some History
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Ausable Club have announced a pilot reservation system to access the Club’s private lands, the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR). Since 1978 the State has held a conservation easement on Club/Reserve lands which allows limited access to some of the more popular places in the Adirondack Park’s High Peaks Wilderness Area.
A press release from DEC cited “reliable access” and public safety along Route 73 among the reasons for the change. The pilot program is slated to run for three years according to DEC. [Read more…] about DEC, Private Club Piloting High Peaks Hiker Reservation System
The Ausable River Association (AsRA) has hired Peru, NY resident Gary Henry for the position of stream restoration associate. [Read more…] about Ausable River Association Hires New Stream Restoration Associate
Spreading Ashes in the Ausable
more coveted than wine
from milk, the master
alchemists of China could
do no better than these clouds
churning into rivers,
the way cottongrass renews itself
or how a son returns in time to let go.
The clean-up is open to all community members and visitors who want to volunteer their time to help restore and protect the Ausable River. [Read more…] about Ausable River Clean-Up Set For Sept 8th